Record Deal Advances Skyrocketing (If You’re A Hip Hop Artist)

In the recent past, the contraction of the music industry took record company's advances with it, to the point where artists would often opt out of record deals altogether. It looks like this belt-tightening may be coming to an end however, at least where hip hop is concerned. There was a time in the recent past when the record company...

WENDY’S Drops “We Beefin!” The Mixtape

Yep, you read the title right. Fast food giant Wendy’s is back in the news again, but it isn’t because of their witty social media presence this time. Just this morning Wendy’s dropped a 5-track rap mixtape, taking shots at several of its competitors like McDonald’s and Burger King. Get ready to laugh and listen to We Beefin? below. At Wendy’s – We Beefin?

In Just 36 Days ‘Black Panthers’ Became The G.O.A.T: Bow Down!

On Saturday night, "Black Panther" became the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time at the domestic box office, with an estimated total of over $630.5 million by the time the weekend's over. It surpasses the previous title holder, 2012's "The Avenger" ($623.2 million). The incredible feat by the movie is even more astounding by the fact that it was done in only 36 days....

The Music Streaming Service Is Now The New Goldmine

It grew to $8.7 billion in 2017, according to an annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America Music revenue rose 16.5 percent to $8.7 billion in the U.S. in 2017, and the majority of the increase is due to music streaming services. According to an annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), via Wall Street Journal, it's the...

‘Black Panther’ Is Now The Most Tweeted Movie Ever

Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster isn’t just breaking box office records “Black Panther” isn’t just breaking box office records, it’s now reaching uncharted heights on social media, passing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as the most tweeted movie of all time, a spokesperson for Twitter told TheWrap Tuesday. So far, the Marvel hit has pulled in a whopping 35 million tweets. And with...

Back To The Future: Migos & Drake Show Homage to Don Cornelius Soul Train with “Walk It Talk It” Video: Watch

Migos may be at the forefront of all that’s hot in modern hip-hop, but they still have a fondness for the history of the culture. That’s why their video for the Culture II track “Walk It Talk It” pays homage to the iconic TV dance program Soul Train. The ATL trio perform on a fictionalized show called Culture Ride, hosted by none other than Jamie Foxx as Ron...

ODD COUPLE: Spotify and Dropbox Yet They Have So Much In Common

It's inevitable to compare Spotify and Dropbox. Both are relatively well-known internet companies that are seeking to debut on the stock market about the same time. They're both unprofitable but also savvy about persuading freeloaders to pay for subscriptions. And both Spotify and Dropbox have a similar aspirational pitch to potential stock buyers: Don't love us for what we are...

Facebook Moving Forward with Music and Sport Streaming

In this fast-paced world, companies are constantly needing to adapt and expand in order to be successful. It’s no different for social media platforms, which often find it necessary to expand their reach and cover multiple territories. Recently, Facebook took steps into music licensing, signing a deal with ICE Services, a licensing group and copyright database of around 31 million music...

Disney Uses Black Panther Success to Donate to STEM Education In The Hood

Of all the incredibly cool things in the recent Black Panther film, one of the coolest is Letitia Wright’s portrayal of T’Challa’s extremely tech-savvy teenage sister Shuri. The film has been making a lot of noise since its debut, helping IMAX break February box office records. Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said himself that Black Panther is a “masterpiece of moviemaking,… sparking discussion, inspiring people...

Black Panther Just Did Something Only Three Other Movies In History Did

Black Panther becomes just the fourth movie in history to make $100 million during its second weekend. Black Panther continues to dominate the box office. The superhero movie made $108 million during its second week at the US and Canadian box office, with a further $83.8 million coming from international markets this weekend. So far, the movie has made $704 million...